" For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen. " –Romans 11:36 (ESV)

Children Sunday School

ERBC considers it a great privilege to pass on the truth of the gospel to the next generation.  To this end, we teach our children lessons from the bible on Sunday mornings.  Our classes are currently split into two age groups:  ages 2-6 and ages 7-11.  In each group, our teachers lead the children in Scripture reading, songs, and easy to understand lessons focused on God and his great salvation.  We would consider it an honour to have your child with us!

Young Adult Fellowship

Men’s theology & prayer group

It is essential for men to grow in their knowledge and understanding of God and his word.  It is also essential for Christian men to have strong and healthy friendships.  For these reasons, a men’s theology and prayer group has been established.  For about two hours on the first Saturday of each month, we gather to discuss the truths of Scripture and how they relate to us as men individually, at home and in the work place.  We also spend time sharing prayer requests and praying for one another.  Please join us!

Women’s Prayer Fellowship

Midweek Prayer Meeting

Each Wednesday at 7:30pm, we gather together in someone’s home to study God’s word and pray for one another.  Our studies and discussions are usually based on a particular book we are reading that focuses on a specific element of the Christian life.  The aim of our time is to promote practical spiritual maturity in applying the truths of God’s word to our daily lives.  Please come and join us!  

Mornings of Prayer & Fasting

Occasionally ERBC will have a Saturday morning that we dedicate to a time of prayer and fasting.  These times are completely voluntary but we think it is very important to confess our sins, to confess God’s greatness and goodness, to pray for one another and to pray for God’s kingdom in other parts of the world.  Please feel free to ask us about our next time of prayer and fasting so that you too can join with us.

Sunday Worship Service

ERBC considers the worship of God to be our highest duty and privilege.  It is the goal of our worship service to honour God as he deserves because of who he is and what he has done.  We would love to have you join us as we glorify God in the singing of hymns, prayer and the preaching of Christ. 

Sunday Bible Study

After tea has been served following our morning worship service, our adults gather again for a time of bible study while the children are having their Sunday school classes.  These bible studies have covered a broad range of topics over the past several years including:  the core doctrines of the bible, marriage relationships, missionary biographies, hymn writers and their songs and many, many other topics. 

Fellowship Luncheon

In order to facilitate fellowship within ERBC, we host a luncheon each week following the adult bible study and children’s Sunday school classes.  This is a wonderful time to relax and get to know others in our congregation at a deeper level.  Please feel free to come and bring a dish to share!

Evangelism

The Scriptures teach that all mankind is born spiritually dead because of the curse of death given to Adam when he sinned by breaking God’s law in the Garden of Eden. Therefore, all mankind is completely unable and unwilling to obtain God’s salvation from the guilt, shame and power of sin. Such a salvation can be found only in Jesus Christ who is God’s eternal Son. However, many people dead in their sins do not know who Christ is and how he is the salvation of all who come to him by faith. Therefore, one great privilege and duty of all who follow Christ as his disciples must always be to tell others of the hope which they themselves have found in Jesus. This communication of the gospel message to dead sinners is typically called evangelism and the methods by which disciples of Jesus try to reach them is commonly called outreach.

The primary means of outreach to which any believer in Christ must be committed is the local church. Here in the worship of God a guilty sinner can hear of the perfect righteousness of Christ which is freely offered to everyone regardless of how wicked they may be. In the worship of God, an individual gripped by the power of sin can hear of King Jesus and his great defeat of sin when he rose from the dead. In the worship of God, a lost and lonely sinner can hear of Jesus the friend of sinners and how he willingly bore the shame of a painful death on the cross for their sake. God has established the church as the means whereby he reveals to this dead world the greatness of his wisdom and power and the glory of his grace displayed in Jesus his Son (Ephesians 3:10, 21).

In addition to the local church and its regular preaching ministry, the Scriptures teach that all believers in Christ must live holy lives which attract outsiders to Christ (I Peter 2:9-12). These lives are to be accompanied with wise and gracious words which explain the gospel in simple terms so that those unfamiliar with the Bible and its teachings may understand why believers live the way they do (I Peter 3:15). Gracious words must then be accompanied with kind actions revealing a heart of love toward all people. Believers are to be hospitable, good citizens, patient when wronged and providing practical care to the needy (James 2:14-17, I Peter 2:17-19, 4:8-11). All of these actions and attitudes constitute outreach and evangelism. Motivation for such work comes from knowing Jesus as one’s Shepherd. Jesus is a Shepherd who sought his sheep when it was lost and brought it home rejoicing (Luke 15:4-6). Jesus is a Shepherd who wept over his people when they refused to acknowledge him as their Savior (Matthew 23:37). Jesus is a Shepherd who continues gently and patiently to guide and protect each of his sheep all the time (Psalm 23:1ff). When a believer meditates on such a Shepherd, he/she will be motivated to seek the lost and to pray for opportunities to reach out to those who are still dead in their sins.

If you are a disciple of Christ eager to serve him in outreach and evangelism come worship with us. Come learn Jesus Christ himself by hearing him speak to you through the preached word of God. How else can you hope to shepherd others and be motivated to do so without first meditating on Jesus? Then having worshipped God and having your soul fed by Jesus go forward and evangelise those yet in their sins by means of the ways listed above. May the Lord be with you as you do so and may he bless your efforts so that many will come to know him by your witness.